Talks & Publications

Susan lectures and publishes frequently on the legal, ethical and policy dimensions of the assisted reproductive technologies, reproductive genetics, and embryo law.

Selected Recent Presentations

  • Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society 62nd annual meeting,  “Parenthood, Progeny and Gamete Providers: (1) legal aspects, and (2) the Legal Benefits and Challenges of a Donor Gamete Registry;” The Vital Intercourse between ART Law and Medicine,” Toronto, CA, 2016.
  • 3rd Annual “When It Takes More than 2 To Make a Baby, ” Course co-chair, legal presenter (3 day national continuing education course designed for ART mental health professionals), Philadelphia, PA, 2016
  • “Making 21st Century Families: the Vital Intercourse between ART Law and Medicine,” Plenary address, ASRM national meeting, Baltimore, MD, 2015.
  • “Collaborative Reproduction: Legal and Ethical Challenges,” special issues presenter at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics annual Intensive Bioethics Course (IBC), Washington, DC, June, 2015.
  • “Conversations in Bioethics: Making Families,” Georgetown U. annual forum presenter, Washington, DC 2015.
  • “Babies and Borders: Legal Issues in Cross-Border Reproductive ‘Tourism’,” Tourism and International Development Colloquium, George Washington University, Washington, DC, 2015.
  • “Egg Donation: Where to From Here?,” American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Attorneys Annual mid-year meeting, with Andrea Braverman, Ph.D, Chicago, IL, 2015.
  • “Out of the Freezer and Into the Fire?” The Jones Institute Master Embryology Course, Norfolk, VA (annual faculty presentation), 2004-present.

Selected Publications

Books and National Column

  • Legal Conceptions: The Evolving Law and Policy of Assisted Reproductive Technologies, co-authored with the late Howard W. Jones, Jr. MDJohns Hopkins University Press, 2010.
  • “Legally Speaking”®, ASRM News,  author and creator of this  regularly featured national legal column for American Society of Reproductive Medicine reviewing recent court decisions involving the assisted reproductive technologies and genetics and the families they create. 1991- present.
  • Adoption and Reproductive Technology Law in Massachusetts, editor and contributing author, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (MCLE), 2000.
  • Family Building through Egg and Sperm Donation: Medical, Legal and Ethical Issues, co-editor with Machelle Seibel, MD, Jones & Bartlett, Inc., 1996.

Selected Chapters and Articles

  • Gracia, C.R. and Crockin, S.L., Editorial: “Legal Battles over Embryos after In Vitro Fertilization: Is there a Way to Avoid Them?” JAMA Oncology, E1-3, January 28, 2016.
  • Crockin, S.L. and Debele, Gary A., “Ethical Issues in Assisted Reproduction: A Primer for Family Law Attorneys,” 27 Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 289, 2015.
  • Crockin, S.L. and Nussbaum, L., “Embryo Donation: Legal Aspects (Ch. 10),” Third-Party Reproduction: a Comprehensive Guide,”, ed. Goldfarb, J., (Springer), 2014.
  • Crockin, S.L. and Altman, A., “Statutory and Case Law Governing the Practice of Third-Party Reproduction” (Ch. 26), Principles of Oocyte and Embryo Donation,2nd edition, ed. Sauer, M., Springer-Verlag 2013.
  • Crockin, S.L., Ribas, D., Escalante, G., Nussbaum, L., Jones, H., “Costa Rica’s absolute ban on in vitro fertilization deemed a human rights violation: implications for U.S. assisted reproductive technology policy and “personhood” initiatives,” F&S, Vol. 100, Issue 2, pp. 330-333, 2013.
  • Crockin, S.L “The Development of ART Law in Massachusetts”, in Massachusetts Women and the Law (working title), eds. Honorable M. Botsford, Honorable P. Saris, (MCLE, 2011.
  • Crockin, S.L “A Legal Defense for Compensating Research Egg Donors”, Forum, Cell Stem Cell, Vol.6, Issue 2, pp. 99-102, 2010.